In 2015 PDG completed an extensive refurbishment of 501 Tower on Swanston Street. Originally constructed to house Ansett Australia in 1978, 501 Tower’s distinguished octagonal shape and prominent corner location has made it a well-recognised building within the Melbourne city skyline. In 2002 PDG purchased the building from Ansett, and in mid-2012 the Zagame Group became co-owners with a view to rejuvenate the premium office tower to its original prestige.
The project involved an overhaul of the ground level podium to incorporate one of the world’s largest Audi showrooms, the addition of a full level of health and conference amenities and the upgrading of building infrastructure and services to double its energy efficiency.
When originally constructed for Reg Ansett, no expense was spared. The building was constructed to the highest quality and as a premier office building it was well ahead of its time. Our goal was to ensure that the redevelopment work and the upgraded services would future proof this landmark building and transform it into one of Melbourne’s most innovative and enjoyable places for organisations to work.